* Coverage of the major theories and constructs in the motivation field
* Focus on developmental issues across the elementary and secondary school period
* Discussion of instructional and theoretical issues regarding motivation
* Consideration of gender and ethnic differences in motivation
Preface.A. Wigfield and J.S. Eccles, Introduction.
Part 1: Can I Do This Activity?.D.H. Schunk and F. Pajares, The Development of Academic Self-Efficacy.M.V. Covington and E. Dray, The Developmental Course of Achievement Motivation: A Need-Based Approach.C.S. Dweck, The Development of Ability Conceptions.
Part 2: Do I Want to Do this Activity, and Why?.A. Wigfield and J.S. Eccles, The Development of Competence Beliefs, Expectancies for Success, and Achievement Values from Childhood Through Adolescence.S. Graham and A.Z. Taylor, Ethnicity, Gender, and the Development of Achievement Values.W.S. Grolnick, S.T. Gurland, K.F. Jacob, and W. Decourcey, The Development of Self-Determination in Middle Childhood and Adolescence.K.A. Renninger and S. Hidi, Student Interest and Achievement: Developmental Issues Raised by a Case Study.E.M. Anderman, C.C. Austin, and D.M. Johnson, The Development of Goal Orientation.K.R. Wentzel, The Contribution of Social Goal Setting to Children's School Adjustment.
Part 3: What Do I Need to Do to Succeed?.P.R. Pintrich and A. Zusho, The Development of Academic Self-Regulation: The Role of Cognitive and Motivational Factors.R.S. Newman, What Do I Need to Do to Succeed...When I Don't Understand What I'm Doing!?: Developmental Influences on Students' Adaptive Help Seeking.
Part 4: Motivation and Instruction.D. Stipek, Good Instruction in Motivating.D.J. Mac Iver, E.M. Young, and B. Washburn, Instructional Practices and Motivation During Middle School (with Special Attention to Science).